Canadian Association for Rainwater Management

Non-Profit Professional Association 

"Providing Rainwater Harvesting Certification Training Across Canada Since 2012"

About Rainwater Harvesting Certification Training

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There are a variety of reasons to harvest rainwater: to reduce environmental strain, effective technology for the management of stormwater, to reduce rising utility costs, to live off-grid or in locations with limited access to a public water system, or to simply engage with an innovative industry making waves in Canada.

In May 2018, the Standards Council of Canada in partnership with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and International Code Council (ICC), released the long awaited Rainwater Harvesting Systems National Standard: CSA B805-18/ICC 805-2018. This was a major development in the rainwater community in Canada as up until then, Canadian rainwater professionals were without standardized guidelines. While municipalities adopted stormwater policies and plumbing codes were modified to include rainwater systems, there was a need for comprehensive guidelines addressing rainwater harvesting system design and installation as an alternative source of water for potable and non-potable uses. As an industry, this made it extremely difficult to develop policy, approve building designs, or assess rainwater systems in a clear and efficient way. 

The Rainwater Harvesting Systems National Standard includes:

  • potable and non-potable rainwater uses for

    • single family residences,

    • multi-family residences,

    • and commercial spaces.

  • water treatment standards based on the water source and quality

Delivered in a webinar format, participants can ask questions and receive detailed answers from the instructors as well as rewatch the modules multiple times and pace their learning at their convenience. The Rainwater Harvesting Certification Training includes in depth discussions on pertinent sections of the CSA Harvesting Systems National Standard, as well as other valuable resources from Canada and ARCSA (American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association), and research work from global industry leaders.

The CanARM Rainwater Harvesting Certification Training is valued at $1,295.00 and includes two streams.

Choose either:

  • Designer Certification

  • Installer Certification

If you want to have both Designer and Installer, you can take additional courses after you completed one certification.

PART 1: Education

  • 12 models (10 hours) of detailed industry-leading training on Canadian Rainwater Harvesting Systems

  • License copy of CSA standard, which will be referenced in the 2020 National Building Code

  • All resources, workbook, and practice exercises needed to prepare you to take the certification

  • Rainwater Associate Exam registration fee  

  • 1 year CanARM membership (valued at $75)*


PART 2: Practical

  • Submit either 3 designs or 3 installation reports depending on the certification you are obtaining.

  • Completion of this section will earn participants a Rainwater Professional Certification


* If you are already a CanARM member, the fee included in the Certification Series Membership will automatically renew your CanARM membership for for an additional year when your current membership expires.


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Second Stream Certification  - Once you have successful completed one of the two main steams either design or installer you are eligible for a second certification. 


PART 1: Education

  • Additional required webinars of detailed industry-leading training on Canadian Rainwater Harvesting Systems

  • All resources, workbook, and practice exercises needed to prepare you to take the certification

  • Rainwater Associate Exam registration fee  


PART 2: Practical

  • Submit either 3 designs or 3 installation reports depending on the certification you are obtaining.

  • Rainwater Professional Certification in a second stream


Advance Certification Once you have successfully completed both the design and installer streams you are eligible for advance certification. 

  • Manager / Inspector 

PART 1: Education

  • Additional required webinars of detailed industry-leading training on Canadian Rainwater Harvesting Systems

  • All resources, workbook, and practice exercises needed to prepare you to take the certification

  • Rainwater Advance Exam registration fee  


PART 2: Practical

  • Submit 1 report providing a detailed review of a existing rainwater harvesting system. 

  • Rainwater Professional Advance Certification 

Canadian Association for Rainwater Management

info@canarm.org

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